Sociology Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208

Dipika Chandra
Associate Professor

Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) in Sociology

Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

Sociology Discipline, Social Science School

Master of Social Science (MSS) in Sociology

Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

Sociology Discipline, Social Science School

Social Gerontology; Public Health; Child and Adolescent Issues; Gender and Development; Development Discourse; Reproductive health; Science, Technology and Society.

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

Working Experience 

Associate Professor (12 April to date)

Assistant Professor (20 July, 2017 to 11 April, 2023)

Lecturer (30 April,2015 to 19 July, 2017)

Part-time Teacher (12 June, 2014 to 29 April,2015)

Research Experience

Co-investigator (2023) Impediments in Accessing Digital Healthcare: A Study on Elderly People in Khulna District. Funded by Khulna University Research Cell from  January 10. 2023 to date.

Co-investigator (2016) Dynamics of Health Care Seeking Behavior of Elderly People: A Study on Slums in Khulna City. Funded by Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University.

Assistant Investigator (2015) Impact Assessment of the Family Based Care (FBC) upon the Beneficiaries at SOS Children’s Village Khulna, funded by SOS Children’s Village Khulna.

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SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
No Supervision Available

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Jahan, N., Akter, S., Heme, M. A., Chandra, D., Polly, A., Siddiqua, L., Rahman, R., Mohsin, K. F., & Hossain, M. T. (2022). Healthcare seeking behavior of marginalized older people in urban slums: a cross-sectional survey study in Khulna city, Bangladesh. BMJ Open, 12(11), e066376. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066376.

Chandra, D., Sheikh, M.S. , Aktar, R. , Polly, A. & Golder, B. (2022). Participation of Aged Women in Family Decision Making: A Study on Two Villages of Khulna District in Bangladesh. BAUET Journal, 3(2), 175-184.

Chandra, D., Rahman, M.A., Khan, A.A., Jamil, H., Golder,B & Parvez, P.S. (2022). Assessment of the widow allowance scheme for the empowerment of women in Bangladesh. Journal of Global Economy, Trade and International Business (JGETIB), 2(1), 1-17.

Chandra, D., Khan, A.A. (2020). Social business and its impact on women empowerment: a case study on two villages in Khulna, Bangladesh. International Journal of Trade and Commerce-IIARTC, 9(2), 345-354.

Roy, T., Chandra, D., Sony, M.M.A.A. & Rahman, M.S. (2020).  Impact of salinity intrusion on health of coastal people: Reflections from Dacope upazila of Khulna district, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 17(1&2), 57-66.

Kabir, M.R., Islam, S. & Chandra, D. (2020). Socioeconomic status of elderly people at household level: a sociological study on Rangpur City Corporation. Khulna University Studies, 17(1&2), 67-76.

Chandra, D., Islam, F., Polly, A. & Golder B. (2020). Knowledge of reproductive health among adolescent girls at Khulna City Corporation in Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 17(1&2), 105-118.

Chandra, D, Roy, T & Golder, B. (2019). Factors Determining Empowerment of Aged Widow in Raingamari Village of Batiaghata Thana in Khulna District of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 16(1&2), 113-124.

Chandra, D., Khan, A.A. & Golder, B. (2017). Widow Allowance Scheme and Women Empowerment in Bangladesh: Role and Implications. Journal of Science and Technology, 15(2), 51-60.  

Golder, B., Jabbar, A.M., Moshrur-Ul-Alam, Q., Hossain, T.M. & Chandra, D. (2017). Exposure to Pornography among Students at Educational Institutions in Khulna City Corporation, Southwest Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 14(1&2), 181-195.

Mahboob, M.A., Khan, A.A., Chandra, D. & Nedelea, A. (2016). Theory of Social Networking on Empowerment of People: Concept Building and Testing at Two Villages in Bangladesh. Eco forum, 6(2), 11-19.

Khan, A. A. & Chandra, D. (2015). Implications of Microcredit and Social Business: The Scenario of Empowering Women in Rural Bangladesh. Journal of Business and Economics, 9 (1), 161-171. ISSN 1818-6238.


Sociology of Religion

This course is designed to provide a particular disciplinary perspective and analytical tools and theories for describing, understanding, and explaining the nature and influence of religion in society


Rural Sociology

This course aims at understanding the rural society in an extensive and intensive manner. It familiarizes students with the nature of communities, power structure, poverty, pattern of land ownership and class structure in rural society. The course also focuses on peasant economy and the interconnections between rural-urban economy and culture.

  • Sociology of Religion
  • Rural Sociology